We are pleased to announce the promotion of Flame and Nuke Artist, Chris Tobin, to Head of 2D.
Alongside continuing his craft and on-set VFX supervision duties, Chris arrives in the leadership role with the added responsibilities of spearheading 2D processes, leveraging technology, overseeing the department and nurturing new talent.
Chris first arrived at Absolute as a work experience student way back in 2011, making a fast impression and quickly becoming a permanent fixture of the 2D team. In the decade that followed, he honed his craft, mastering both Flame and Nuke and crafting visual effects for some of the industry’s most decorated directors and world-famous brands.
Chris has collaborated with talent such as Gary Freedman, Andreas Nilsson and Dave Meyers and delivered visual solutions for brands including Ikea, Prada and Range Rover to name a few.
Of his new role, he says: "I'm really excited to contribute towards the ongoing growth of the department and nurture the next gen of 2D talent. I look forward to leaning on my experience and working with the team to push craft to its limits."
Phil Oldham, Creative Partner, Absolute, adds: “As well as obviously being an insanely talented Artist, Chris instinctively and actively strives for growth. He brings calming, thought-out solutions to both clients and colleagues and I couldn’t think of anyone better to lead the team. I look forward to being a continued witness to his ongoing success.”